Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press | Posted Jul 30th - 5:22pm
Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home.
The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access.
A descendant of early Mormon church leader Brigham Young has bought the central New York home where his ancestor lived two decades before leading the Mormon migration to Utah. The Citizen of Auburn reports retired federal prosecutor Richard Lambert purchased the dilapidated two-room home for $30,000. Lambert is vice chairman of the Salt Lake City-based Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. He plans to restore the house next summer.
Police in Jerusalem say the man who stabbed six people during an annual gay pride parade today was the same man who had stabbed several people at the parade a decade ago. They say the anti-gay extremist (Yishai Schlissel) had just been released from prison three weeks ago after serving time for that attack.
Federal authorities and police are investigating after Confederate battle flags were found around the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta.
Dan Sewell, Associated Press | Posted Jul 29th - 2:31pm
A van carrying vacation Bible school students crashed through a crossing gate and into the side of a freight train at a southwest Ohio rail crossing, killing an adult passenger and injuring nine children and the driver, authorities said Wednesday.
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | Posted Jul 29th - 7:01am
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.
The "Book of Mormon" is receiving a rousing reception in the musical's first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia. A sold out crowd in Salt Lake City cheered wildly when the show began last night with fictional Mormon missionaries singing in front of a backdrop of the Salt Lake City skyline and Mormon temple. The biggest applause came during a scene when an African character sings, "Salt Lake City, the most perfect place on Earth."